The Pliers are needed to safely defuse Proximity Mines in order to collect them for later use.
Proximity Mines are generally difficult to pass without destroying or triggering them, but the pliers allow Haydee to defuse mines, and return them to their item state. This is much easier said than done; the Proximity Mines have a surprisingly small detection range, but they detonate instantly and will always kill Haydee if she is the one to trigger them. However, due to the large amount of scripted and predictable ambushes in the game, Proximity Mines are invaluable weapons and it is always wise to obtain them whenever possible; making the pliers surprisingly useful at helping to stock up on mines throughout the game.
The Pliers are found in the Red Zone in a storage area at the top of a tall shaft, and are accessed by climbing up the large stack of crates and jumping the gap. A Walker and a Slasher wait around each corner inside the room once entering it, making caution advisable. The pliers will be found on the right side, on one of the bodies in a pile of Haydee corpses, with two mines hidden behind them. The pliers can be collected off the body without triggering the mines, allowing Haydee to test the item out on them and collect some Ammo also in the room.
|Weapons||Pistol • Magnum • SMG • Proximity Mine|
|Tools||Crowbar • Pliers • Power Node • Remote Devices • Screwdriver|
|Consumables||Ammo • Diskette • Medkit|
|Wearables||Armored Vest • Night Visor • Respirator|
|Keycards||Red • Orange • Yellow • Green • Blue • Purple • White • Pink|